Igus India to invest Rs 100 crore in setting up new facility at Bengaluru
Igus has already invested around Rs 15 crore in the first phase of construction of the facility, which is expected to be operational in the coming months.
Igus India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German motion plastics company igus, announced at a press conference held in Bengaluru today, that the company plans to invest Rs 100 crore to enlarge the availability of items and establish value-adding processes at its new plant.
Igus India has taken up a new four-acre facility near Budigere in Bengaluru, and the new facility will be spread over 84,000 sq feet. Igus has already invested around Rs 15 crore in the first phase of construction of the facility, which is expected to be operational in the coming months.
Igus India currently is the sixth largest among 38 subsidiaries and the company’s growth plans in the country have gained further momentum after doubling its growth in the market in the last two years. Igus India revenues have grown from Rs 118 crore in 2020-21 (during the pandemic) to Rs 199 crore in 2021-22 and to Rs 284 crores in 2022-23, as per the press release. Igus India forecasts to sustain and further accelerate growth with the additional investments to strengthen its operations.
Igus India’s growth plans are coupled with a continued focus on innovation. The company launched 190 new products in 2023 for the Indian market and several digital services and solutions under its global program, “Enjoyneering”, advocating fun with innovation in Engineering. “Enjoyneering” aims to make the job of engineer’s fun, helping them unleash their engineering power with innovation for better productivity and success at work.
Elaborating on the growth plans for India, Deepak Paul, Managing Director, igus (India) said: “Our continued investments in our manufacturing capabilities in India reiterate our commitment to deliver cutting-edge products and solutions to customers here and globally. Igus has a global focus on cost-sensitive and sustainable solutions, designed to meet customer demands, in line with our motto ‘Tech up, cost down’, which is also the Indian approach to technology and innovation, a key factor that has led to our significant growth in the country. With the economy looking buoyant and with our continued commitment to invest in growth, we are looking to further double our current revenues in a shorter span of the next 3-4 years.”
Santhosh Jacob, Country Manager and Director, Igus India added, “Technology and innovation have always been igus’s cornerstone and prime focus. Along with the 190 new innovations, we have launched the iguverse, an igus metaverse and an efficient user-friendly platform that empowers sales and engineering with virtual reality. This enables companies to save time, money, and resources in product development, optimization, and maintenance and virtually simplifies engineering. The digital twin in iguverse can also be used for training. Our aim is to develop new solutions for smaller companies with limited budgets and easy applications”.
Talking about Igus’ focus on sustainability and commitment to the environment, Stephen Moreno Simpson, International Group Development, Igus GmbH said, “Igus has been concerned about the environmental impact of plastic and is committed to the concept of recycling to ensure sustainability. Keeping this in mind, we have initiated ‘Chainge’, a recycling program, wherein customers can send their discarded energy chains to igus for recycling, irrespective of the company they purchased from and this will be recycled responsibly. In a path-breaking initiative, the igus-bike is the world’s first robust and durable fully-designed bicycle using recycled plastic. The bike uses plastic rim brakes ensuring maximum safety and is compatible with the common V-Break brake pads. ‘Reguse’ is another initiative we run, that turns electrical devices, like for example waste computers we use in our job, into functional devices for less demanding employees personal use. Besides, we have our tree planting projects, wherein we have planted over 9000 trees in India and over 30,300 trees globally”.
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